The 2016 Commodity Classic in New Orleans, March 3-5, will be the biggest and best trade show ever. The addition of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers as a presenting sponsor is no small part of that. The 600,000 plus square foot trade show floor is the largest to date in the 20 year history of the trade show. Several of the AEM members that have previously been part of the show are doubling or tripling their square footage for this year.
AEM Senior Vice President, Charlie O’Brien credits the reputation of Commodity Classic and the types of farmers who attend as the main reasons they chose to come on board this year.
“Our members were attracted by the quality of grower that attends Commodity Classic,” said O’Brien. “These are serious, large-scale, progressive farmers—the type of farmers with whom AEM members want to engage and converse. We have a great deal of respect for the grower population that’s at Commodity Classic.”
And AEM expects to expand the number of sales representatives and customer service personnel in their exhibit booth this year.
“Many of our members will bring engineers and product managers—the type of experts who can speak in detail about the equipment and innovation,” O’Brien added. “When farmers come to the exhibit, they can ask deep questions of the people who are actually designing the equipment and get the answers they’re looking for right there and then.”
You can get more information about the Commodity Classic trade show at www.CommodityClassic.com.